Belfield’s Pottery

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Belfield, Teapot, Mottled
Belfield, Teapot, Mottled

Belfield, Map, 1892


Belfield’s Pottery was founded by Charles Belfield in Prestonpans, East Lothian.

It ran from 1837 until it closed between 1938-40.

It was owned and managed by Charles Belfield and his sons, James and Charles (and his sons Charles and Frank).

Main Products

Rockingham glazed teapots and majolica wares, such as brown teapots, sometimes moulded as bamboo, green leaf-moulded dessert plates, Mazarin blue tea and water pots and splash-glazed wares. 
Rare agate wares.  Toby jugs.

There are design registrations for sanitary wares.  

For the domestic market.

Articles in SPHR

  • 2 – Closure of Belfield’s of Prestonpans Pt2
  • 5 – Recipes
  • 7 – Cousland Pottery (references)
  • 8 – Receipt 1839
  • 14 – Toby Jugs
  • 18 – Fireclay and Gravestones – Joan Faithfull

Articles in Bulletin (Members only)

  • 4 – Patterns
  • 61 – Teapot
  • 70 – References

Typical Backstamps & Marks

Impressed “Belfield & Co” Fireproof Prestonpans

Pattern Names

  • None known

Other Publications & Links

  • McDonald, Irene Closure of Belfield’s and More on Belfield’s; Dalgleish, Robert et al, Pots at the Pans – Newtongrange, 1990

  • Prestonpans Pottery website

Public Collections